Year 9 Music Academy

9MUSM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Carson

9 Music Academy is an extension cohort selected from 9 Core Music students. This three term course caters for students who have previously learnt a musical instrument and would like to develop their musicianship further by learning and playing in a range of ensembles, including string orchestra, concert band, vocal ensemble, chamber groups and rock/pop groups. This is a practical based course and as such, students will have opportunities to perform throughout the year in school events and music festivals. Students will also extend their music knowledge through researching a range of historical musical styles, creating a composition portfolio, and developing their theory and aural skills with E-learning resources.



Course Overview

Term 1
Group Performance Ensemble - Orchestra and VOX choir
Rhythmic Composition (Binary)
Instruments of the Orchestra
Theory & Aural

Term 2
Solo Performance
Group Performance Ensemble - Orchestra and VOX choir
Group Performance Ensemble - Chamber Groups and Pop/Rock groups
Melodic Composition (Pentatonic Scale)
Theory & Aural

Term 3
Group Performance Ensemble - Orchestra and VOX choir
Group Performance Ensemble - Chamber Groups and Pop/Rock groups
Image-based Composition
World Music Study
Theory & Aural

Pathway

Year 10 Music, Year 10 Music Contemporary

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must apply and meet the course requirements and must be proficient in playing an instrument in order to be selected for Academy. 


Disclaimer

Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths